Monday, December 28, 2009
Peugeot Launches New Bipper Tepee MPV onto the UK Market
The oddly named Bipper Tepee is the latest addition to Peugeot's UK range. The compact size minivan with the sliding rear doors has an overall length of 3,959mm, a width of 1,684mm and a 1,720mm and can seat five-passengers. The MPV's load area has a capacity of 356 liters under the rear parcel shelf which can be expanded to 884 liters with the 60 / 40 split rear seat bench folded or 2.5m3 with the rear seat removed.
In the UK, the Bipper Tepee is offered with a choice of two engines, a 1.4-liter petrol fitted with a 5-speed manual gearbox and a 70HP 1.4-liter HDi diesel available with either a conventional 5 speed manual gearbox or electronically controlled 5 speed manual gearbox.
With the petrol unit the Bipper Tepee accelerates from zero to 62mph (100km/h) in a whopping 16,6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 96mph or 154km/h while returning a combined fuel economy of 42.8mpg UK (35.6 mpg US).
The 70HP diesel drags the French MPV from standstill to 62mph in 18.7 sec (oddly enough, Peugeot says the automatic is slightly faster at 18.4 sec) and on to a top speed of 94mph or 151 km/h. The diesel model returns a combined economy of 62.8mpg UK (52.3 mpg US).
On sale now, the Bipper Tepee is available in two trim levels S and Outdoor. The S starts from £9,995 and comes equipped with driver, passenger and side airbags, ABS, one touch electric front windows, electric heated door mirrors, remote control central locking, radio / CD player with MP3 functionality, twin glazed sliding side doors and height adjustable driver seat with armrest.
Priced from £10,795, the Outdoor features a suspension raised by 15 mm, larger body sill protection mouldings and side mouldings, an under–body engine protection plate, lower front panel trim, roof bars, front fog lights and air-conditioning.